The final match of immediately’s motion on the VALORANT Game Changers Championship was excessive stakes because the winner of the third collection would advance to the grand final. The final higher bracket battle earlier than the grand final featured EMEA’s G2 Gozen and Brazil’s Team Liquid.
G2 continued the dominant efficiency they’ve proven all through the complete event immediately, however Team Liquid didn’t go down with out a combat. G2 gained the match 2-0, however that scoreline doesn’t inform the entire story.
Liquid opted to carry G2 to Ascent, which was the one map they dropped to North American favourite group Cloud9 White in their final match.
This decide paid off early for Liquid and the group netted themselves 5 rounds in a row. The star of Ascent for Liquid was undoubtedly bstrdd on Jett, who the group relied on to get key frags to propel their momentum ahead.
Yet G2 had their very own operator-wielding menace on their aspect. Mary, one of many youngest gamers in the event at simply 16 years previous, had one thing to say on her aspect of the operator duel in opposition to bstrdd. The two went head-to-head all through the complete map they usually capitalized on the lengthy sightlines that Ascent has to provide.
The momentum continued to swing backwards and forwards for each groups, which left the primary map of the match headed towards time beyond regulation. And in time beyond regulation, G2 pulled via and gained each rounds, taking the map (14-12) that had gotten the higher of them earlier in the week.
The collection then transitioned to G2’s map decide, Breeze. Coming into the Game Changers championship, Breeze wasn’t a map that G2 was significantly recognized for inside the EMEA area. But out of the blue, in Berlin, the group is making a identify for itself close to the waters of the tropical map.
Bstrdd nonetheless confirmed out as soon as once more on Jett and wasn’t afraid to make aggressive performs. Her motion mixed with a 32 p.c headshot proportion gave Liquid some hope. Yet Mary’s headshot proportion was 35 p.c. Chamber is among the strongest brokers on Breeze and Mary added to the agent’s dominant statistics immediately.
Another notable participant who stepped up for G2 immediately was mimi. Mimi is among the veterans on the EMEA roster, having performed CS:GO professionally in the previous. She additionally performed in NA throughout her time on XSET.
Though mimi was a bit absent from the start of Ascent, as soon as the sport settled into a rhythm on Breeze, her utility was flying and her purpose was on fireplace. On KAY/O, mimi out-fragged her teammate Mary to go 21-17 on the map.
G2 took Breeze 13-10, no time beyond regulation wanted.
With all of immediately’s matches being settled, the highest three groups on the first worldwide Game Changers occasion are from three completely different areas. This additional confirms the range of VALORANT as a entire, in addition to of the feminine and non-binary neighborhood in the esport.
G2 now await their opponents in the grand finals. They will both have a rematch in opposition to C9 or Liquid, or they may face Shopify, an opponent that haven’t performed but.
As for Liquid, their subsequent match is tomorrow, Nov. 19, at 12pm CT in opposition to the winner of C9 vs Shopify.